Understanding Flooring Options

  • How To Replace Tongue And Groove Boards

    22 December 2017

    Tongue and groove wood floor planks allow for easy installation by using an interlocking edge system to attach the boards. However, you may notice damaged boards from normal wear and tear. You don't have to replace the whole floor in most cases, but removing boards can be challenging.  Replacing the boards is simple once you remove them. Follow these steps to replace tongue and groove  floor planks. Prepare to Replace Damaged Boards

  • How To Handle Pet Damage On Hardwood Flooring

    1 November 2017

    Hardwood flooring is an asset to any home. However, pets are notorious for putting extra wear and tear on hardwood floors. Knowing how to deal with your furry friend's mishaps will help to keep your floors an asset in your home. Urine Stains Urine stains and odors are some of the biggest enemies of hardwood floors. However, not all hope is lost if you've gotten a couple urine stains on your floor.

  • Tips For The Installation Of Hardwood Floors

    4 October 2017

    If you have decided that you want to update your home with the installation of some new hardwood floors, you will need to take some time to gather all of the tips that you can. This way, you will end up with the best looking floor possible. Leave Some Gaps In The Right Places It is crucial that you are leaving some room at the starting and ending rows of your floor.

  • Outdated Hardwood Floors? How To Give Them New Life

    30 September 2017

    Hardwood floors are gorgeous and can be long-lasting if cared for properly. Even if your hardwoods aren't exactly the color or look you had imagined having in your home, you can refinish them with a new stain to match with your decorative taste and to give them new life. See below for instructions on how to refinish your hardwood floors: Here's What You'll Need: Floor sander Course grit sandpaper Fine grit sandpaper Hammer Pry bar Stain brush (bristle or foam) Long-handled staining tool Stain Shop vacuum Broom Plastic Painter's tape Instructions:

  • 3 Things To Consider When Buying Hardwood Floors

    26 September 2017

    When it comes to hardwood floors, there are many different options to choose from. You can find super affordable composite products, expensive raw hardwoods, and everything in between. The fact of the matter is, no two hardwood flooring products are the same. You need to closely consider all options to make sure you find a product that fits your style and maintenance needs. If you plan on installing your own floors, you need to do extra research to make sure you find an easy-to-install product.

  • Glue-Down Or Nail-Down: Which Installation Method Works Best?

    22 September 2017

    Just as there's more than one way to crack a nut, there's also more than one way to install hardwood flooring. But no matter which method is used, it has to be durable and resilient enough to stand up to countless years of use. The traditional method of using nails and fasteners to secure hardwood flooring remains the most common and preferred way for many contractors. However, hardwood flooring adhesives are a popular alternative to traditional nail-down wood flooring installation.

  • 4 Tips To Help Protect Your Home From Storm Damage

    21 September 2017

    With storms that seem to be getting stronger, protecting your home should be a priority. Not only do you want to protect against structural damage, but you also want to prevent looting and other problems. If you want to protect your home from the next storm that comes through your town, here are a few tips that will help you stay safe and reduce the impact that storms have on your home:

  • Worried About Dust Allergies At Home? 3 Reasons To Get Hardwood Flooring Installed

    19 September 2017

    Replacing the flooring in your home can be a smart option if you're sensitive to dust and other allergens that can be associated with carpeting. While carpet is a great option due to the sound absorption it can provide, it may not be a good choice once you consider the way that it can trigger allergies. If you're looking for ways to make your home more suitable for anyone suffering from allergies, it can be a great choice to get hardwood flooring installations.

  • How To Remove Oil Stains From Hardwood Floors

    15 September 2017

    Hardwood flooring is resistant to general wear and tear, but it can be easily stained by a number of different substances, most notably oil. Oil stains on hardwood flooring can be extremely hard to remove, since simply washing your floors won't remove it and it will quickly adhere to the finish of your floorboards, marring the appearance of your otherwise natural looking flooring. Thankfully, if you do happen to get oil stains on your hardwood floors, there are a number of steps that you can take to remove them.

  • Tips For Performing Prep Work For Carpet Installation

    13 September 2017

    Having new carpeting installed a great way to rejuvenate the look of an office. Carpeting can be quite affordable as it is, but you can lower the cost of new carpeting by performing the prep work on your own. Here are some tips for removing the old carpeting and tack strips, as well as additional prep needed before your carpet installers arrive: Gather the Tools This job will require you to have a few tools to remove the old carpeting.